Steve Hobbs

photo by Hamilton Creative Photography

BIOGRAPHY
Steve Hobbs' career began at age 7 playing hand drums. He started trumpet and drumset at age 11. At 17, he switched to vibes and from here things only went up. Steve attended Berklee College of Music, where he received his Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance in 1978. He continued his education by receiving a Master of Music in Jazz Mallet Performance in 1982 from the University of Miami. Throughout the years, Steve Hobbs has performed concerts and in jazz clubs in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has been a headliner at many Jazz festivals such as Candid Records Jazz Fest (London), Jazz City Jazz Fest (Edmonton, Canada), Houston International Jazz Fest, Cape May Jazz Fest, The Telluride Jazz Festival, Clearwater Jazz Holiday, City Stages (Birmingham, AL), Denver Jazz Fest, Duke University Jazz Series, Jacksonville Jazz Fest (FL), Denver Jazz Fest, Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC), and World's Greatest Jazz Series (Atlanta). He has also performed with musical talents including Tom Harrell, Randy Johnston, Art Van Damme, Gary Bartz, James Spaulding, Don Friedman, Chuck Israels, Greg Abate, Giacomo Gates, Bruce Foreman, Kenny Blake, Jim Crawford, John Gross, Tito Puente, John Stowell, Kenny Blake, Greg Gisbert, Ken Walker, Spike Robinson, Ellen Rucker, Yuron Israel, Chris Potter, Gary Motley, Bill Anschell, and many more. Steve has done extensive touring as a leader or sideman with such players as Tom Harell, Art Van Damme, Randy Johnston, John Stowell, Janice Barnett ("Janice"), Johnny San Sone ("Jumpin' Johnny"), and many more. Steve has recorded as a leader or sideman with Kenny Barron, Steve Berrios, Alan Broadbent, Luis Conti, Bruce Foreman, Tom Harrell, Randy Johnston, Joe LaBarbera, Victor Lewis, Bob Malach, Eddie Marshall, Bill O'Connell, John Patitucci, Rufus Reid, John Riley, Bob Sheppard, Dave Valentin, Peter Washington, and many others.
PRESS REVIEWS
'Lichtvoetig en elegant houdt het kwartet zich aan de traditionele formule, waarbij iedereen zijn ding mag doen.' - Sjoerd van Aelst.

'Lightly and elegantly the quartet keep on the traditional formula, which everyone is doing his thing.' - Sjoerd van Aelst.

If you like your jazz straight down the middle, with the dards approach top of mijn, vibist Steve Hobbs and his Vibes, Straight Up fit the bill. John Ephland - Downbeat - maart 2010


Steve Hobbs has been recording for some 20 years and hovers about midway in het premier. He attended Berklee and is now a renowned educator and both bachelor and master of music. Alan Luff - Records Reviews - maart 2010

Steve Hobbs neemt al 20 jaar muziek op. Hij is pas halverwege zijn carrière.  Steve Hobbs studeerde aan de universiteit van Berklee. Hij is nu een gerenommeerd docent en is zowel bachelor-en master van de muziek. Alan Luff - Records Recensies - maart 2010




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WEBSITE
http://www.stevehobbs.com


BIOGRAPHY
Steve Hobbs' career began at age 7 playing hand drums. He started trumpet and drumset at age 11. At 17, he switched to vibes and from here things only went...
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